OPENING EVENT with VASKO & THE UNCLES FROM THE DARK (SI) live & TRIO DANDY (FR) live & DJ GROUNCHOO (FR)
The Opening concert of the 14th edition of the CinEast film festival, taking place in Melusina Club, will present a first-ever Luxembourg show of the band Vasko & The Uncles From The Dark offering an uplifting blend of Balkan bop, gypsy swing and various shades of Slavic rock. And that’s not all - an opening act and a DJ party after the live shows will round off the night in Balkan style!
Getting off to a great start, Trio Dandy will delight you with some of the best of Eastern European tunes. The 3 musicians originating from bands like Fanfare Couche Tard and Flying Orkestar will fascinate you with their traditional instruments, enchant you with their energy and charm you with their slapstick humour. Quite the act!
The leader of Vasko & The Uncles From The Dark and song-writer Vasko Atanasovski is one of the few Slovenian musicians with an international reputation. He is well-known for his collaborations with world-famous musicians (Hindi Zahra, Living Colour, Vlatko Stefanovski, and others), as well as his skilful mixing of numerous musical styles. The roots of the band are in the Vasko Atanasovski Trio, whose albums have received great reviews and made a big impact on Slovenian music, and beyond. The ensemble has toured widely through Eastern and Western Europe, as well as China, India, Hong Kong, or Argentina. When a new band member joined the trio, the group of the four renowned Slovenian musicians was renamed to Vasko & The Uncles From The Dark. Soon they became known for their energetic and even wild live performances. The lyrics in English, Serbo-Croatian and Slovenian are mainly about love, fuelled with humour and original and witty metaphors. Armed with so many positive musical vibes, the band is conquering rock, jazz and world music stages worldwide.
After the live performance by Vasko and his friends, the stage will be taken over by Dj Grounchoo and his explosive set of festive Eastern European music. From his travels through the Balkans, he brings a suitcase packed with colourful tones mixing traditional elements with modern rhythms and throwing in a mix of Balkan beats, klezmer, tzigane, fanfare, čoček, gypsy punk, turbo-folk, ska and more. You can be sure that his energetic and surreal madness from the Balkans will enrapture you.
The concert will take place at Melusina Club, which according to current Covid regulations is allowed to host events of up to 300 people (standing). The event will be organised with strict respect for the 'Covid Check' protocol.
A selection of Eastern European dishes will be available before and during the concert.
Programme of the evening:
19.30 Doors and food
20.30 Trio Dandy live
21.30 Vasko & The Uncles from the Dark live
23.00 DJ Grounchoo
Main partner of the event:
Organised in collaboration with
CINEAST NIGHT @VANTAGE BAR
Wednesday 13 October from 20.00
Music & culinary event
CinEast invites you to its first festival event at the Vantage Bar with live music by Funkier, and a selection of Eastern European dishes and drinks.
Funkier is a collaborative initiative, with residency in both Serbia and Luxembourg that has started off as a street project in Italy in 2018. The collective centres around Andrija Hadžić (cajon and vocals) and has in the meantime started to cross national borders and enter the doors of cafes and clubs in other countries. In joining festivals and collaborations with many other professional musicians the project has gained a lot of experience all around Europe. Funkier‘s mission is to save old classic tunes from being buried in dust, always interpreting them with a certain hint of Funk & Soul.
Funkier is also involved in singer-songwriter work that connects all their influences, mixing them with their own music style, and that’s what you’re going to experience from the stage of Vantage Bar.
During the evening at Vantage, you will not only treat your ears to great music, but also your stomach! Traditional dishes and drinks from Eastern European countries will be served to complement the musical programme and round off the night in CinEast style!
To book your table, please get in contact with Vantage Bar via Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links: Funkier facebook
PAUSE - cinéconcert with KUBA WIĘCEK TRIO (PL) - live soundtrack to the movie MÉNILMONTANT (1926)
Despite his young age, the saxophonist and composer Kuba Więcek is currently one of the most recognised jazz musicians in Poland. His distinctive style draws inspiration not only from the world of jazz but also classical, electronic and even rock music. His debut album Another Raindrop was released in the prestigious “Polish Jazz” series, which is normally reserved for the most respected maestros of the genre, such as Komeda, Kurylewicz or Stańko. The winner of many awards (including the Polish music industry’s Fryderyk Award) and regularly performing all around the world, he has collaborated with great musicians such as Ralph Alessi, Gilad Hekselman, George Garzone, and many others.
Together with Michał Barański on double bass and Łukasz Żyta on drums, the trio will play the live soundtrack to the film Ménilmontant by the Estonian director Dimitri Kirsanoff (1926). After the movie, the ensemble will continue with a selection of the trio’s most successful own compositions.
The event will be organised with strict respect for the 'Covid Check' protocol.
Kuba Więcek – saxophone
Michał Barański – double bass
Łukasz Żyta – drums
Organised in collaboration with and with the support of
CINÉCONCERT by GREGARIO (LU)
Wednesday 20 October from 20.00
Live soundtrack to two animated films by Jiří Trnka
CinEast in collaboration with Rotondes invites you to a unique cine-concert with Gregario, as the band pays tribute to the Czechoslovak animation filmmaker, Jiří Trnka, with musical accompaniment for his last two works: The Hand and Archangel Gabriel and Mistress Goose.
Under the moniker ‘Gregario’, David André deliberately is moving away from the maximalism that characterised the sound of his previous band, Mount Stealth, to piano-based compositions that feel subdued and urgent at the same time. This very stripped-down approach evokes moods and atmospheres based on minimalist and melodic motives as played on the two EPs Whistleblowers (2020) and Nomads on Hold (2021). For increased dynamic shifts, drum parts were added to the sparse arrangements by Paul Fox, thus adding texture to the recordings and live settings.
The Hand / Ruka, 1965, 18 min, Czechoslovakia
Trnka’s last work is a powerful, deeply personal allegory about the plight of the artist toiling under the restrictions of a totalitarian government. This is the story of a simple sculptor who is menaced by a giant, a disembodied hand that forces him to bend to its will. It was banned by the Communist censors for two decades, but has since taken its place as a recognised masterpiece of animation.
Archangel Gabriel and Mistress Goose / Archanděl Gabriel a paní Husa, 1964, 29 min, Czechoslovakia
Adapted from a story in Boccaccio’s Decameron, this irreverent lampoon of religious hypocrisy set in medieval times mixes Christian iconography with bawdy black humor to tell the tale of a lusty Venetian monk who assumes the guise of the Angel Gabriel to seduce a married woman.
Programme of the evening:
Organised in collaboration with
CLOSING EVENT with FLYING ORKESTAR (FR) live & LAZARUS SOUNDSYSTEM DJs (BE)
The Closing Event of CinEast 2021 edition has an audacious programme: mixing the energy of Eastern European music with the unpredictable satire of the French band, Flying Orkestar, topped off by Lazarus Soundsystem DJs to bop you into the wee hours!
Flying Orkestar are notorious for their explosive shows combining Balkan sounds, rock, funk, hip-hop, latin, ska and folk injected with oriental tunes, and even a dash of electro. Since 2008, the band has been conquering thousands of hearts and Balkan music lovers across Europe - from France to Slovenia and back. Known to everyone in the Grande Region, the band has also performed as the first act before the likes of La Caravane Passe, Emir Kusturica and Dubioza Kolektiv.
The 6 musicians will take the audience on a hilarious musical trip to Boukravia, a small imaginary country in the Balkans, where festive music and humour are the essence of life. Passionate about rock and Balkan music, the musicians mix their varied influences in an original blend of irresistible high energy tunes, sure to have everyone out dancing and even trying out the band’s original choreography. Let the Balkan clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and accordion draw out your best dance moves and the expressive voices and colourful costumes hypnotise you…into having fun. Driven by their unstoppable wanderlust and irrepressible desire to promote joyful and energetic Balkan rhythms wherever they play, Flying Orkestar will rock the Melusina club and close CinEast 2021 with panache!
And after their live show, the musicians will join you on the dancefloor as the night continues with a party led not just by one but two DJs from Lazarus Soundsystem! The founders of the Muzk! Balkan Madness parties started mixing Balkan & gypsy tunes with all kinds of world music back in 2009. From Antwerp via many decks on other European stages, they arrive in Luxembourg with a suitcase bursting with the best Balkan rhythms and their electronic remixes.
The Closing Event will take place at Melusina Club, which according to current Covid regulations is allowed to host events of up to 300 people (standing). The event will be organised with strict respect for the 'Covid Check' protocol.
A selection of Eastern European dishes will be available before and during the event.
Programme of the evening:
19.30 - Doors & food
21.00 - Flying Orkestar live
23.00 - Lazarus Soundsystem DJs